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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 478–489

Titanium nitride as a plasmonic material for visible and near-infrared wavelengths

Gururaj V. Naik, Jeremy L. Schroeder, Xingjie Ni, Alexander V. Kildishev, Timothy D. Sands, and Alexandra Boltasseva  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 478-489 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000478


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Abstract

The search for alternative plasmonic materials with improved optical properties, easier fabrication and integration capabilities over those of the traditional materials such as silver and gold could ultimately lead to real-life applications for plasmonics and metamaterials. In this work, we show that titanium nitride could perform as an alternative plasmonic material in the visible and near-infrared regions. We demonstrate the excitation of surface-plasmon-polaritons on titanium nitride thin films and discuss the performance of various plasmonic and metamaterial structures with titanium nitride as the plasmonic component. We also show that titanium nitride could provide performance that is comparable to that of gold for plasmonic applications and can significantly outperform gold and silver for transformation-optics and some metamaterial applications in the visible and near-infrared regions.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2012
Published: March 27, 2012

Citation
Gururaj V. Naik, Jeremy L. Schroeder, Xingjie Ni, Alexander V. Kildishev, Timothy D. Sands, and Alexandra Boltasseva, "Titanium nitride as a plasmonic material for visible and near-infrared wavelengths," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 478-489 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-4-478


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